Using Rings in Swimming Lessons

A good way to use rings during swim lessons is to incrementally place the rings deeper and deeper during the lesson. Suggest that the student grab the ring with one hand while using their other hand to hold onto you for balance. This exercise can help build the young swimmer’s confidence in going deeper or going under the water. Be sure to queue your student to go under and grab the ring. Queuing is important in making the child’s learning process stress-free.

The Importance of Queuing in Swimming Lessons

Remember that when you do swim exercise to be sure to queue your swimmer. It is important! What is queing? Saying “ready” and child repeats back to you “ready” or prompting them with “one, two, three, go.”

Queuing helps the child to prepare for the exercise and to help reduce any stress they may feel about what they are learning.

By |July 30th, 2015|Teaching/swim|Comments Off on Using Rings in Swimming Lessons

About the Author:

After studying graphic design at the University of Georgia, Jill held several positions in media and marketing including Art Director, Editor and Marketing Director. As a student of dance, she has spent plenty of time in children’s activity centers and puts that experience to work for her in the work she does with Jackrabbit. In addition to her interest in dance, Jill also enjoys sports, gourmet cooking, entertaining, singing and spoiling her five grandchildren.


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